It won’t be long before winter makes its final moves, giving way to the mild and sunny spring weather. As we have already reported in the last posts, every body feels sluggish and heavy after the winter. For this reason, many people do the typical spring detoxification cures. Thus they renew their cells and take care of a nice, new beginning of spring. An important part of the body is of course our skin, which is brittle and colorless even after the winter. The heating air does not have a good effect on our beloved skin. That’s exactly why we thought of writing an article about skin care, about skin care with herbs. Tips on how to make your own natural cosmetics will follow shortly. We strive to be useful and informative as always.
If you want to make natural cosmetics yourself, you have to know the medicinal plants and herbs well
Make natural cosmetics yourself – which herbs are suitable?
Before you want to make your own natural cosmetics yourself, you need to know the special features of your skin well. In general, there are several groups of herbs that are suitable for every skin type. Both internal and external use of the herbs will affect the condition of your skin. Chamomile, yarrow and marigold can soothe irritated skin. Hormone-related skin problems can be regulated with fennel, chaste tree and clary sage. Lavender and myrtle stimulate healthy cell growth.
Natural herbal skin care is by far the best for our skin
Skin problems caused by stress can be solved with lemon balm and marjoram. Red clover and stinging nettle help the body eliminate toxins, which is an important prerequisite for beautiful skin. The wild herbs comfrey, red clover, witch hazel and, of course, chamomile and marjoram are friends of beautiful skin. These medicinal plants can be successfully used as an infusion, essential oil or other extracts. Naturally pure essential oils are perfect for homemade cosmetics.
Herbal ointments and creams can be prepared quickly and easily if you follow a few rules
Healthy spring recipes for the skin
If you already know a little about herbs and want to make your own natural cosmetics yourself, you are doing the best for your skin. Skin, especially facial skin, needs to be cleaned, hydrated and pampered on a regular basis. So we’re including some natural herbal recipes that you can easily make yourself.
Facial skin in particular needs daily, gentle care
herbal facial tonic
Weak herbal infusions are well suited as a face tonic. Pour 250ml of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of fresh or 1 teaspoon of dried herbs and let steep for 15 minutes. Then the liquid should be strained. Filled in a glass jar, the infusion can stay fresh for up to 4 days.
Many medicinal plants have beneficial effects on our skin
Depending on the skin type, herbs are used to soothe irritations and irritated skin
NB! Oily skin– Rosemary and myrtle
Dry skin– Lavender and chamomile flowers
mature skin– Marigold flowers and lemon balm leaves
acne– Red clover flowers and comfrey leaves
The basic substance of a herbal cream is either the essential oil or a herbal infusion
Oat and honey mask with chamomile
The oat has a gentle exfoliating effect, while the honey makes the skin smooth and supple. A chamomile infusion has an anti-inflammatory and calming effect. The mask is suitable for all skin types. A weak infusion can be made from 2 teaspoons of fresh or 1 teaspoon of dried herb, which is poured over 250ml of hot water and left to steep for 15 minutes. After cooling, mix the infusion with 4 tablespoons of oatmeal and 2 tablespoons of honey to form a paste. This paste is applied to cleansed skin and left on for 20 minutes. The skin is then rinsed with lukewarm water.
Chamomile will become the main ingredient in your homemade cosmetics
Yarrow is not only popular as a tea, but also as a beneficial ingredient in natural cosmetics
Jojoba cocoa butter cream with lavender and myrtle
This light cream is also suitable for all skin types. First we need to make an infusion of 1 tsp fresh lavender flowers, 1 tsp fresh myrtle flowers and 250ml boiling water. It is allowed to infuse for 15 minutes and then the infusion is poured into a fireproof mold. 3g cocoa butter is added to the infusion and the mixture is heated in a water bath.
Pimples, acne and even boils can be treated with herbal infusions
With constant stirring, the cocoa butter dissolves and absorbs the healthy herbal ingredients. Add 4 teaspoons of jojoba oil drop by drop and continue to stir vigorously. Remove the mixture from the heat and continue stirring until the cream cools and thickens. This cream has a maximum shelf life of 4 weeks.
Danger! Homemade creams and ointments have a short shelf life
The essential oils can replace the infusions, but you have to pay very close attention to the specified quantities
Skin care for skin problems
In the case of skin wounds or skin irritations, herbal creams and ointments can of course be used. But first you should clean the affected area with stronger infusions. With cuts, for example, it is extremely important to first clean the wound to prevent any infection. For this you should use a strong infusion of horsetail and yarrow. It has an antiseptic effect and stops bleeding. If you suffer from acne, herbal infusions can lead to improvement.
There is always a difference between working with fresh and dried herbs
A herbal infusion can be kept in the refrigerator for up to four weeks and then needs to be poured out
Chamomile or dandelion infusions will purify the skin and unclog the pores. The skin can also suffer from eczema. In this case, compresses with chamomile infusion can help and soothe the affected area. Lemon balm infusions relieve psoriasis infestations and relax the affected areas.
The combination of lavender and chamomile is well suited for people with dry skin
Preparing the herbs is easy, but again you should be careful with the plants
A successful herbal infusion and some honey invigorate the skin cells and make the face appear fresh and lively
If you are unfortunate enough to experience a boil infection, you can treat the inflammation with hot compresses of thyme and calm it with chamomile.
NB! A strong infusion is prepared from 2 teaspoons of dried herbs or 4 teaspoons of fresh herbs and leaves. Pour 250ml of hot water over the medicinal herbs and leave to infuse for 20-30 minutes. (External use only)